Pupils are Picture Perfect
YOUNG photographers have found themselves in the frame with the opening of a new exhibition.
The talented year seven pupils at Harper Green School are showcasing their work at Bolton Central Library just eight weeks after they first picked up a camera. They have been studying photography as part of the Farnworth school’s “enrichment” programme to introduce pupils to more subjects.
The course been so popular that teachers are looking at bringing it back so more pupils can take part.
The class, which was devised to give pupils more choice, was made possible when it emerged that the school’s yoga instructor, Kaye Martindale, has a degree in photography.
Debbie Hodgkiss, year seven pastoral officer, said: “Enrichment sessions are important because the children use what they learn in their English, history, science and other lessons. They also help young people develop self-confidence.”
She added: “I was so impressed with the quality of work that after the exhibition at the library we are hoping to start it again in Farnworth. At the opening of the exhibition one parent said she could not believe the standard of work produced.”
The project ended with a trip to Moss Bank Park in which each pupil was given a word, such as dreamy, and asked to illustrate it in photographic form.
The best works of all pupils over the past two months were chosen for the exhibition at the library, which runs until May 4.